Where to stay in Barcelona?

Barcelona is a city teeming with extraordinary art, architecture, culture, and cuisine. With so much to experience, visitors might be overwhelmed when trying to decide on a hotel at an optimal location and one that best suits their interests and their budgets. For the #HipmunkCityLove project, here are five options for hotels in Barcelona that will leave you feeling at ease.

Affordable stay in the middle of it all

Hotel Serhs Rivoli Rambla is ideally situated on Las Ramblas, the main Barcelona street known for its lively atmosphere. It’s where the action is, with crowds filling the street late into the night. If that’s your scene and getting to sleep early isn’t a priority, then Hotel Serhs Rivoli Rambla is perfect. Guests also can see the action from above Las Ramblas, at the hotel’s peaceful rooftop terrace. Normally, prime locations come at a steep price, but not at Hotel Serhs Rivoli Rambla. Standard rooms start at $125.

Las Ramblas | Barcelona

Las Ramblas | Credit: The World Wanderer

Quieter option close to the action

Not everyone can handle the constant bustle in Las Ramblas. If you want to sample the Las Ramblas action, but still want to sleep peacefully at night — and get to sleep at a decent hour — consider Hotel Regina. It’s located on a side street just a few minutes walk from Las Ramblas. Standard rooms start at approximately $185/night, which includes complimentary Wi-Fi and access to an off-site, indoor swimming pool and fitness center.

Family-friendly hotel in Eixample

Eixample is a newer section of Barcelona and consists of residential neighborhoods. For this reason, and because Eixample doesn’t see nearly as many tourists as other parts of the city, many locals consider it to be “real” Barcelona. Eixample has an abundance of supermarkets and other conveniences for traveling families, and the area hotels provide exceptional value. One such property is Amister Art Hotel. Standard rooms start at $110/night, and all rooms are equipped with mini-refrigerators. The kids will love the rooftop pool, the adults will love the terrace bar, and everyone will love the complimentary Wi-Fi.

Swank and surf

Barcelona Princess is a stunner. The avant-garde design, the pool on the hotel’s 23rd floor, and the sweeping views of the city all make this swanky hotel a gorgeous option in Barcelona. Guests wishing to dig their toes in the sand will also be pleased, as Barcelona Princess is less than 200 feet from some of Barcelona’s most pristine beaches, like Playa de la Nova Mar. Back at the hotel, guests will relish the free mini-bar, complimentary Wi-Fi, and a room with a city view or a sea view.

Extreme luxury

Hotel Arts Barcelona provides guests the best of all worlds. The beachfront hotel rises 44 stories above the Mediterranean, a modern architectural wonder of blue glass and exposed steel. Guests can savor the Art of Taste at one of the property’s five restaurants, including the Michelin-starred Enoteca. For the Art of Relaxation, book signature services at 43 The Spa, high above Barcelona on the hotel’s 43rd floor. Having a choice of open-air Jacuzzis set in terraced gardens, access to pristine beaches, and a beachside pool with sun loungers, all amounts to the absolute Art of Luxury.

Barcelona continues to be included in a number of “best of” lists. The city is noted for its outstanding cuisine, culture, art, and architecture, and has a generous variety of hotels for all types of travelers.

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8 Responses to Where to stay in Barcelona?

  1. Erin Marie May 16, 2015 at 11:56 am #

    This post made me miss Barcelona even more than I already did! I didn’t stay in a hotel when I went, but I think I’d like to next time. Great list of suggestions! Come with me??!!
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  2. The Adventure Ahead May 20, 2015 at 11:57 am #

    We have been thinking of making a trek out to Barcelona – we have read so many great things about it recently. Thanks for posting 🙂
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  3. Kieu June 13, 2015 at 12:31 pm #

    This made me wish we had more time to visit Barcelona on our recent trip to Spain. But, having been twice before, we really wanted to maximize the rest of the country. Gahhh… next time. 😀
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  4. Sarah Ebner July 6, 2015 at 8:52 am #

    Such a useful post – I think we’d go for the family friendly one in Eixample (if only for the fantastic name!)
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    • Francesca July 8, 2015 at 8:27 am #

      Thanks, happy to know you found it useful!

  5. Jonny Blair July 16, 2015 at 3:35 pm #

    Great article. Barcelona is a marvellous city – I love the way 6million Catalonians paraded last year for independence. Maybe one day they will become a separate nation from Spain. Safe travels. Jonny
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    • Francesca July 23, 2015 at 7:14 am #

      Thanks for stopping by & commenting, Jonny!

  6. melody pittman February 10, 2016 at 9:40 am #

    Oh I loved Barcelona. Thanks for taking me down memory lane. 😉

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